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Other World Computing Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G Solid State Drive Test Certified For Use With Blackmagic Design Devices

OWC's High Performance 6Gb/s SSD Line Recommended for Uncompressed 10-Bit or Compressed Video Capture with Blackmagic's HyperDeck Shuttle, HyperDeck Studio, and Cinema Camera Products

April 8, 2013, Woodstock, IL Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today that its high performance line of OWC Mercury EXTREME® Pro 6G Solid State Drives have been test certified by Blackmagic Design for use with its HyperDeck Shuttle 2, HyperDeck Studio and Cinema Camera. By utilizing proven, industry leading SandForce Driven™ processors, OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSDs offer a "total package" of highest performance and reliability making them ideal for video production and other creative professionals. The incredible speed of the Mercury EXTREME Pro will be demonstrated in OWC's Jupiter mini-SAS shared storage solution at Booth #SL14811 at the National Association of Broadcasters tradeshow which begins today in Las Vegas, NV.

Blackmagic Tested and Approved
Test certified by Blackmagic Design, one of the world's leading innovators and manufacturers of creative video capture and post production editing products, the Mercury EXTREME Pro is among a select few SSDs approved for use with Blackmagic's HyperDeck Shuttle 2, HyperDeck Studio, and Cinema Camera. The Mercury EXTREME Pro's read and write speeds over 500MB/s make it ideal for these devices, which demand top performance from an SSD to prevent dropped frames when capturing uncompressed 10-bit video.

Perfect In the Field and Studio
When used with the Mercury EXTREME Pro, the Blackmagic HyperDeck Shuttle 2 gives you the quality and flexibility of compressed ProRes or DNxHD and uncompressed recording. The HyperDeck Shuttle 2 bypasses a camera's compression and records from SDI and HDMI directly into the highest quality video possible straight onto the SSD. This enables editing directly from the SSD itself and eliminates time wasted copying massive files. And the HyperDeck Shuttle 2 is the world's smallest uncompressed video recorder, making it the perfect field recorder when combined with the Mercury EXTREME Pro.

The HyperDeck Studio broadcast deck offers many of the same benefits as the HyperDeck Shuttle 2, but also features dual SSD slots. When one of the Mercury EXTREME Pro SSDs is filled with footage, the HyperDeck Studio automatically continues recording onto the next EXTREME Pro SSD for extended recording projects.

And when you simply have to have the best shots for your production, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera paired with the Mercury EXTREME Pro SSD gives your work that timeless feature film look. The Blackmagic Cinema Camera features a built-in SSD recorder that allows 2.5K uncompressed CinemaDNG RAW 12-bit capture as well as Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD compressed video formats. When used with the efficient and rugged Mercury EXTREME Pro SSD, the hand-held Cinema Camera will capture premium footage while keeping your data protected no matter where shooting takes you.

"We're thrilled that our Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD has been certified by Blackmagic for use with their highly esteemed products," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. "Blackmagic's state-of-the-art video recorders require consistently reliable SSDs to ensure smooth capture of uncompressed footage, and we're honored that Blackmagic recommends the use of Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD to deliver the uncompromised performance video production professionals demand."

Extreme Speed and Extreme Reliability
The OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD is the drive for you when only the fastest and most reliable Solid State Drive on the market will suffice for your data storage and backup. With sustained reads up to 559MB/s and writes up to 527MB/s, up to 100X greater data protection than enterprise class Hard Disk Drives, and RAISE technology for RAID like data protection and reliability, the OWC Mercury EXTREME SSD line delivers unbeatable performance that's designed and built in the U.S. from domestic and imported parts and backed by a five year warranty. And when used with OWC's Jupiter mini-SAS shared storage solution, Mercury EXTREME Pro SSDs can deliver up to 48Gb/s data rates to meet the performance needs that are essential in professional video and other creative environments.

Three Capacity Models Available Starting From $149.99
In addition to being certified for use with Blackmagic Design's products, the OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G line is qualified for use in consumer/prosumer single drive production workstations as well as multi-drive RAID 0/1/10/SPAN configurations and is available in the following capacities:
  • OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 120GB $149.99
  • OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 240GB $294.99
  • OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G 480GB $569.99
For more information on the OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD, including Reseller inquiries, visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/Mercury_Extreme_Pro_6G/

About Other World Computing (OWC)
Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer industry since 1988 and features one of the largest online catalogs of computer, iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad® enhancement products through its e-commerce portal www.macsales.com. As a member of the Apple Developer Program, OWC also provides extensive US-based technical support for Macintosh® users around the world as well as Internet access via www.fastermac.net and www.owc.net.

Widely recognized for the high quality of its products and exemplary customer service, OWC's industry awards and recognition include: Crain's Chicago Business 2009 and 2011-2012 "Fast Fifty" List of the Fastest Growing Companies in the Chicago Area; Inc. 5,000 "Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America" list honoree 2007-2012, and Inc. "Hire Power Awards" honoree 2012; Reseller Ratings Elite Member 2009-2012; Better Business Bureau Top Rating of A+ 2010-2012; About.com 2012 Readers' Choice Award for best Mac Peripheral Reseller; Computerworld Magazine Top Green-IT Companies; and McHenry County Economic Development Corporation 2008 and 2011 Business Champion Award.

About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the world's highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design's DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability, while the company's Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check www.blackmagicdesign.com.
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